• Full name Randy Stuart Turner
  • Born 12/27/1991 in Eunice, LA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Mississippi
  • Debut 04/06/2017
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (78th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2013 (signed for $550,000).
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    Turner hails from Eunice, La., and went to Louisiana State-Eunice JC for two seasons, hitting .400 and earning tournament MVP honors last year as LSU-Eunice won the Division II NJCAA World Series. Nevertheless, he wasn't drafted and landed at Ole Miss, where he has been the Southeastern Conference's best catcher this season. Turner had been pitched around a bit in league play but remained the Rebels' best hitter and earned plaudits from scouts as the nation's best draft-eligible defensive catcher. He combines strength at 6-foot-2, 220 pounds with flexibility, agile feet and excellent arm strength. He had thrown out 20 of 39 basestealers, with consistent 1.9-second pop times. While Turner has performed at the plate this spring, scouts don't like his swing and question his ability to sting the ball consistently. He has controlled the strike zone and ranked third in the SEC in batting at .389.

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  • Rated Best Defensive Catcher in the Minnesota Twins in 2014

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